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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Invermay Park, Victoria

Returned & Services League of Australia, Victorian Sub-Branch. We hold wartime memorabilia covering all theatres of war. The Ballarat RSL is functioning as a traditional Sub Branch situated on the outskirts of Ballarat, just a 6 minute drive from the CBD. The RSL is a part of 'Midlands - Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club' which offers full Bar/Bistro/Gaming services as well as an 18 hole golf course and lawn bowls. Our sole responsibility is the welfare/social interaction of our members.

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330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5332 3300

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Flag Holder - Motor Car

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Photo framed "Navy"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"Proud to be a Korea Veteran"

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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Alwyn Harvey ROBERTS. He was born on 18/02/1925 in Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Alwyn Harvey served in the RAAF (129061) enlisting on, 26/04/1943 in Prahran, VICTORIA before being discharged from duties with the AIRFORCE HEADQUARTERS as a RAAF Non-Commissioned Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman (LAC/W) on 25/07/1946. His next of kin is Charles ROBERTS, father. Alwyn Harvey ROBERTS was not a prisoner of war. Alwyn Roberts was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Service Medal of the Order of St. John.

Victory Medal

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Blue Velvet Display Tray "WW2 Service Medals" & "WW1"

Historical information

This object relates to Leslie Edward TAYLOR. He was born on 1/04/1890 in Ballarat, VIC. Leslie Edward served in the AIF(865) enlisting on, 17/08/1914 in Ballarat, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 6TH BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 25/04/1915. Leslie Edward TAYLOR was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is W TAYLOR - Father. Leslie Taylor was awarded the Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1914 Star.

Photographs - Framed x 4 HMS "Indomitable"; HMS "Victorius"; HMS "Indefatigable" & HMS "Campania"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Embroidery - Framed Arch of Victory Ballarat

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

With Compliments of the Council of the Shire of Ballarat

Duffle bag

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Canvas bag, cylindrical in shape with closed round base and open, drawstring top. Smaller circle of same material attached inside drawstring opening as an internal cover/flap when closed. Metal eyelets (12) along top hem for drawstring (missing); two eyelets missing. Name and service number inscribed on side of bag in paint; slight staining around paint.

Historical information

This item was used as a duffele bag to carry equipment (ie. blankets, clothes, food) by the service man, Stanley Linton Nicholls. Nicholls was born in Ballarat on 16 June 1911 and was enlisted during WW2 into the second Australian Imperial Force on 4th August 1942 in the third military district of Victoria. He served as a Corporal and was discharged on 19 December 1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

Side panel: “S.L. NICHOLLS/VX84489/45017”. Green circle with three line breaks at even intervals. Green circle repeated on base. Base: Green circle as above. “45017”

Bible - New Testament

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Herbert Francis Henry LYONS. He was born on 1/01/1892 in Egerton, VIC. Herbert Francis Henry served in the AIF(2840) enlisting on, 28/04/1976 in Ballan, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 3rd LHR MACHINE GUN SQN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 26/10/1918. Herbert Francis Henry LYONS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Myrtle LYONS (Sister). Herbert Lyons was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Photograph - "Zones of France"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

On back - "R.A.F. aircrew escape map in World War II, printed on silk, carried in trousers knee pocket, and used with compass built into brass button (left-hand thread). The object was to set the aviator in the right direction for ne

Newspaper cutting - "The Courier Ballarat Friday, April 26, 1968

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"Mr Gorton Makes History in Parade" Photograph - John Gorton & A D Barling Commander "HMAS Ballarat"

Australia Service Medal 1939-1946

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Ormond Arthur JOYCE. He was born on 28/01/1917 in Campsie, NSW. Ormond Arthur served in the AMF (VX35133) enlisting on, 26/06/1940 in Camberwell, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 2/5 FIELD HYGIENE SECTION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 21/12/1945. Ormond Arthur JOYCE was a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Samuel L JOYCE - Father. Ormond Joyce was awarded the War Medal 1939-1945, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Defence Medal, Pacific Star, 1939-1945 Star. He was also issued with the Returned from Active Service badge.

Binoculars case

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Publication - "An Appreciation The Arch of Victory & Avenue of Honour Ballarat"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"With Lucas & Co.'s Compliments Christmas, 1921" Name written on front = Vera Andrew 28 Armstrong Street South, Ballaarat"

British War Medal 1914-20

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Harold Ernest GOLDSMITH. He was born on 03/01/1914 in Ballarat, VIC. Harold Ernest served in the Army (VX22236) enlisting on, 05/06/1940 in Ballarat North, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 5 AUST W/SHOP COY A E M E as a Army Non-Commissioned Craftsman(CFN) on 10/07/1945. Harold Ernest GOLDSMITH was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Alice GOLDSMITH.

Medallion - ANZAC Day 1918

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved - Honor The A.I.F. and on reverse - EVD "ANZAC DAY 1918" "GALLIPOLI FRANCE PALESTINE"

Notebook (with diary entries)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Navy leather cover

Historical information

This object relates to John Leonard GROAT. He was born on 1/02/1897 in Ballarat, VIC. John Leonard served in the AIF (12458) enlisting on, 21/10/1915 in Ballarat, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 10th FLD AMBUL as a Army Non-Commissioned Lance Corporal / Lance Bombardier (LCPL/LBDR) on 16/10/1917. John Leonard GROAT was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Frederick Thomas GROAT (Father). John Groat was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal, British Military Medal GV.

Memorabilia - Framed

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Military Cross Citation; Military Cross; photographs x 2

Historical information

This object relates to Samuel Thompson SANDWITH. He was born on 1/06/1892 in Ballarat, VIC. Samuel Thompson served in the AIF (5219) enlisting on, 28/01/1916 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 8TH BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 10/09/1919. Samuel Thompson SANDWITH was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Jane Elizabeth SANDWITH (Mother).

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Rosalie Dolores HENSELEIT. She was born on 26/09/1929 in Horsham, VIC. Rosalie Dolores served in the RAAF Nursing Service (N43989) enlisting on, 01/01/1955 before being discharged from duties with the 902nd AEROMED EVAC SQN USAF on 28/04/1967. She served as Nurse in RAAF and participated in medical evacuation of the wounded from Vietnam. Rosalie Dolores HENSELEIT was not a prisoner of war. Rosalie Henseleit was awarded the Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 and the Vietnam Medal. Rosalie was a Branch Member.

Picture - on cardboard "The Landing of the Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Gallipoli, April 25, 1915."

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Battle Dress Jacket

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Jacket with Major Crownes attached, 2X Australia elaplet insignias, 2X rising sun badgers on collars, 2X unit colour patches on shoulders. The belong to Maj. Baker.

Rank display board

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Bafgers of rank for Australian Army, 7X Corps badgers, 1X Rising Sun badge, 6X NCO rank insigns, 7X Officer rank eparlets.

Posterboard - "Seige of Tobruk April - Decr. 1941"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Publication - "The 1000 Bomber Raid"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Folder - War Maps

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

War Medal 1939-1945

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to James Joseph WATSON. He was born on 24/10/1923 in Binalong, NSW. James Joseph served in the Army (NX117008) enlisting on, 19/09/1942 in Binalong, NSW before being discharged from duties with the 5 AUST PACK TRANS COY as a Army Non-Commissioned DVR (GNR) on 25/09/1944. James Joseph WATSON was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is James WATSON. James Watson was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Tin - Cases Spare Parts No 49 ZB 14975

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Belt - Leather Officer's

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Wire Cutters - WW2

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Burma Railway

Trench Craft - Matchbox Cover

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Metal with Australian Coat of Arms (both sides) and boomerang with "Overseas Battalion"

Poster - In Cover "Record of The Australian Imperial Force in the Great War 4th Aug 1914 - 28th June 1919"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park